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Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha Hiking via Crossing Local Village provided by Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours

Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha Hiking via Crossing Local Village

Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha Hiking via Crossing Local Village
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The Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha hiking is easy; one-day hiking that combines culture, village lifestyle with incredible scenic views of the Himalayas. This journey begins at 8 am from Kathmandu after breakfast, drive up to Dhulikhel and started hiking its way toward one of the more sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal. The Hike includes guide, transportation to and from the ancient Newari city of Dhulikhel / Namo Budhha as well as lunch overlooking the snowcapped peak of the Himalayas. This is ideal hiking for anyone. It is not difficult, yet is rich in culture and scenic beauty.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After your breakfast at the hotel, we pick up around 8 am then one hr transfer to Dhulikhel Village. This is a typical Newari town on the hillside of Nepal where we start to hike to Kali Temple about a 20 minutes hike through dense forest. Following the easy steps, you reach the Kali Temple and selfie stone where you can observe the wonderful view of Hills and Snow mountains. Then start hiking about 3.5 hrs to Namo Buddha via seeing the Nepali typical village, their culture and experience the local style. You can have a local lunch at a tea shop and experience how Nepali typical food is? Visit the Namo Buddha, one of the popular Buddhist pilgrimages and 3 largest in the Kathmandu Valley Rim. Enjoy seeing the Namo Buddha stupa, massif construction of Monastery and view of Hilly region. It gives you pure air and peace in your mind. Explore around the areas and return to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After your breakfast at the hotel, we pick up around 8 am then one hr transfer to Dhulikhel Village. This is a typical Newari town on the hillside of Nepal where we start to hike to Kali Temple about a 20 minutes hike through dense forest. Following the easy steps, you reach the Kali Temple and selfie stone where you can observe the wonderful view of Hills and Snow mountains. Then start hiking about 3.5 hrs to Namo Buddha via seeing the Nepali typical village, their culture and experience the local style. You can have a local lunch at a tea shop and experience how Nepali typical food is? Visit the Namo Buddha, one of the popular Buddhist pilgrimages and 3 largest in the Kathmandu Valley Rim. Enjoy seeing the Namo Buddha stupa, massif construction of Monastery and view of Hilly region. It gives you pure air and peace in your mind. Explore around the areas and return to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7670P19
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch (Nepali Food)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Inside Ring Road)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fee and local taxes
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels inside ring road including Buddha area.
  • Airports:
  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Several interesting Hindu temples in the ancient city of Dhulikhel
  • Tour of the old city with its flagstone streets.
  • Incredible views all along the trail of the beautiful Himalayas
  • Namo Buddha with its serenity
  • The monastery at Namo Buddha is both beautiful and peaceful.
  • Lunch overlooking the Himalayas
  • Your own personal guide
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch (Nepali Food)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Inside Ring Road)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fee and local taxes
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels inside ring road including Buddha area.
  • Airports:
  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Several interesting Hindu temples in the ancient city of Dhulikhel
  • Tour of the old city with its flagstone streets.
  • Incredible views all along the trail of the beautiful Himalayas
  • Namo Buddha with its serenity
  • The monastery at Namo Buddha is both beautiful and peaceful.
  • Lunch overlooking the Himalayas
  • Your own personal guide
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Lvcort
4 contributions
Kathmandu Day Excursion
Outstanding tour! Himalayan Planet Adventures was very professional, even using WhatsApp to contact me. Our tour guide, Pankaj, was excellent! He really worked hard to accommodate all our needs! Highly recommend this tour company. We booked through Viator.
Written 3 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Himalayanplanetadv
Hello Cort, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip and appreciate our service along with our guide Pankaj. We always looked forward to serving you again in Nepal.
Written 4 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

A M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates56 contributions
A lovely hike even in the rainy season
I went on this hike with Bidur who was a very pleasant person to be with. Knowledgeable, patient (with my low fitness level and innumerable photo stops :) ) and in a good humor always with a smile. The hike went nicely up and down the hills and although there was no sight to the snow covered mountains (saw butterflies instead 😍), walking through forest and villages along stupas to the monastery was just great. Stopped at some villagers who were super welcoming and also lunch was tasty. Did 2 more tours with the same company and was not disappointed.
Written 26 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Namaste Anett! Thank you so much for having our company to operate your trip during your holidays in Nepal. We are very glad to serve you in our country. We are happy that you have enjoyed parts of Nepal and that you enjoyed you stay here. Hoping to see you soon in future as well and to serve you with better facilities. Thank you so much for reviewing our guide. Please do remember us for any future trips. Take care.
Written 12 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KellieMcK
Belmont, CA279 contributions
Very Poor Guide and Customer Service
Mar 2018 • Couples
I have hired tour operators and tour guides all over the world that I have found through TripAdvisor. I have always been thrilled. This is my first negative review for a tour operator and tour guide, but as I told Nabaraj, the tour operator for Himalayan Planet Adventures, I feel an obligation to the TripAdvisor community to provide an honest review.

The reason for the Poor rating is that our tour guide, Hari, provided no customer service at all, e.g.:
-- Hari did not communicate at all. We had to ask many questions to pry any information out of him.
-- When hiking with my 74-year-old husband, Hari raced ahead and left my husband behind.
-- I made detailed arrangements regarding our outings with Nabaraj and none of that information was communicated to Hari.
-- When I provided my candid feedback to Nabaraj, he blamed Hari and took no responsibility for his role as the tour operator and organizer of the outings.

In short, Hari did not act as a guide. He was merely a chaperone.

Details:

My husband did the Nagarkot sunrise hike one day and the Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha hike the next day. Even though there was poor visibility both days and he never saw the mountains, he liked the hikes a lot. He enjoyed the local scenery and villages. So these two hikes are good and recommended. The problem is the customer service, not the hikes.

For the Nagarkot hike, I paid the single supplement for my husband to go without me and told Nabaraj that it was OK if another person joined the hike in which case he could refund the single supplement. A young woman did join the hike. On the hike, Hari, the guide, raced ahead and the young woman followed peppering him with questions. My husband was left behind to hike on his own. My husband rolled with the circumstances as they were as he always does and did the hike as he chose and stopped and took pictures as he chose, etc., but he did the hike alone.

The next day for the Dhulikhel hike, I came along. I had arranged with Nabaraj to start the outing at 9:00 AM because mornings are difficult for me, but Hari told my husband at the end of the first day that we could be picked up at 7:30 AM or 8:00 AM. Knowing my difficulty in the mornings, my husband agreed to 8:00 AM.

I am disabled and mostly need a wheelchair. I went on the Dhulikhel hike with the intent of meditating at the monastery/Buddha while my husband hiked. I was very clear with Nabaraj about my physical limitations and asked that he provide a vehicle large enough to accommodate a wheelchair. On that day, I chose to bring my walker instead of the wheelchair, which is good because the wheelchair would not have fit in the car.

As the day before, Hari did not communicate at all and we had to pry information out of him regarding the outing. The series of events resulting in dropping off Hari & my husband to hike and then getting me to the monastery (Buddha) were unpleasant, but I won't go into detail.

At the monastery, the driver drove by and on up the hill and parked at the snack shop at the top, got out of the car and sat down. That left me with the option of sitting in the car and staring at a snack shop for a few hours while my husband hiked or making my own way to the monastery. I asked the driver to get my walker out of the back of the car and then he sat down while I stumbled my way down the very steep hill with my walker with cars zipping by. Thankfully, I made it to the monastery with no incident.

I have traveled all over the world and I always heavily emphasize my disability when making arrangements with tour operators, tour guides, hotels, etc. I have always received very kind, considerate, concerned and accommodating service from everyone including total strangers. This is the only time ever that I have been on a tour when there was no care or concern for me at all.

Meanwhile on the hike, Hari raced ahead again and left my husband behind. My husband lost ground on Hari on the up hills and closed the gap on the flats & downhills. In the end, he did what Nabaraj billed as a 3 - 4 hour hike in 2 hours. It was a blitz. He didn't have the opportunity to take any pictures. He had to blast through the hike,

In the car on the way back to the hotel, I mentioned to Hari that lunch was included in the cost of the hike. He clearly had no thought or plan for lunch and he just pointed to a place we were passing and said that we could have lunch there. At that point, I'd had it and just wanted to get the outing over with. We had lunch on our own when we got back to the hotel.

Nabaraj was good to work with to set up the two outings by email, but the execution of the outings was very poor. When I provided feedback regarding our unpleasant experience, he was apologetic, but he took no responsibility for the poor customer service. He blamed it on everyone and everything else. He offered no remuneration for the fees we paid him for the trips including the missed lunch. We did get a refund for the single supplement for the Nagarkot trip, but only because I asked and only because I had change for the $50 that Hari had on him.

I made it clear to Nabaraj that I am obligated to write an honest review, which I have now done.
Written 14 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Kellie, Thank you very much for your honest response here and highly appreciated. We know "Customer is always right" and you have done your work!
Written 15 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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